Vladimir VantsevichVladimir Vantsevich, a professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, was recently appointed chair of the Technical Committee for Transportation Machinery in the International Federation for the Promotion of Mechanism and Machine Science (IFToMM).

The IFToMM is an organization that supports the international exchange of researchers and engineers from disciplines related to mechanical engineering.

In his role as chair, Vantsevich will enact initiatives designed to reinforce actions by the Technical Committee regarding more individual participation. In addition, he will be conducting a technical seminar and a meeting of the committee in Milan, Italy.

That meeting will be held in conjunction with the annual meeting of a collaborative project for NATO, in which Vantsevich is working with international partners to develop a mechatronic physical system that will sense information related to tire mobility in a four-wheel-drive tactical military vehicle.

Vantsevich and UAB Ph.D. student Sam Misko are collaborating with researchers at Virginia Tech, in Ukraine, and at Coventry University in the United Kingdom.